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Selling Kingston Technologies USB Flash Drives On eBay? Watch Out! eBay Is Suspending Sellers.

Posted by flashchiptutor on June 12, 2010

Are you selling 64GB 128GB 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives On eBay? Becareful! If you bought your inventory from a wholesaler on the internet, especially one based in Asia, you could be in big trouble.

If the seller is not authorized by Kingston, the probability of you buying a counterfeit false capacity usb flash drive is extremely high. Especially if you paid very low prices. There is a very low profit margin on selling usb flash drives. Did you know that? 80% of the cost is the usb flash drive storage chip.

There is only one sure way to verify that you did not buy a fake. Kingston etches serial numbers on the usb connector. Read this guide to learn more : Kingston USB Flash Drives. How To Check You Have A Genuine One And Not A Counterfeit – Easy Guide. Kingston Technologies Fighting To Protect Consumers And Itself From Counterfeits.

You should also test the usb flash drives you buy with a software called H2testw. It is free. To learn more about how to use it and why read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

eBay is suspending sellers who offer Kingston Technologies usb flash drives at unrealistic prices according to SOSFakeFlash. Kingston is increasing pressure on eBay.

Don’t lose your hard earned reputation. Open some of your inventory, check for serial numbers and test the real capacity of the usb flash drives!

Additional Reading:

Crises on Ebay For Fake Flash Memory Products Sold In 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB – SOSFakeFlash Reports

Kingston DT310/256 Counterfeits Sold On eBay!

256GB Kingston DataTraveler Leather USB 2.0 256 GB – The Most Famous Counterfeit Fake Sold

Kingston Technologies Under Attack From Fake Flash Memory Seller Piranhas In The Orient. DT200 Counterfeits 8GB 16GB 32GB Flood Global Market.

Current Prices For Genuine Kingston DataTraveler 200 128GB USB2.0 Flash Drives DT200/128GB And For Fakes – A Guide

Buying A Kingston DataTraveler DT200 128GB Flash Drive On eBay? What You See Might Not Be What You Receive. Have a look.

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256GB Kingston DataTraveler Leather USB 2.0 256 GB – The Most Famous Counterfeit Fake Sold

Posted by flashchiptutor on May 3, 2010

256GB Kingston DataTraveler usb flash drives in the classic leather metal combination have been found on Asian Internet wholesale sites.

Beware Kingston DataTraveler of any 256GB usb pen stick with the packaging and appearance below. It is a counterfeit of a brand name and also false capacity in size. Kingston did not produce these. They are the most common and popular fake sold on the internet.

Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive! Avoid being frauded or scammed. If you are a reseller please avoid.

On eBay many sellers, this flash drive model destroyed their hard earned reputation. They did not do their homework. If you see this item for sell anywhere, in Kingston packaging or in any other packaging do not import it. According to SOSFakeFlash, this item is not manufactured above 16GB and on eBay so far, not one tested had a capacity greater than 4GB. The most common reported size is only 2GB.

For Kingston Flash memory usb drives you should read this new guide: Kingston USB Flash Drives. How To Check You Have A Genuine One And Not A Counterfeit – Easy Guide. Kingston Technologies Fighting To Protect Consumers And Itself From Counterfeits. if you suspect you purchased a counterfeit or false capacity Kingston USB Flash drive.

Kingston256GB-leather fake

Two of the most popular sites to acquire this leather flash drive are at dhgate . com and ioffer . com. If you see it at sizes above 16GB expect to receive a fake. It could destroy your business. Unlike other usb flash drives, this one is easy to disassemble and inspect for the usb controller chip and the flash memory storage chip. See this article: Proving A Fake USB Flash Memory Pen Drive Stick Pen To Be False Capacity – A Visual Example – Guide Made Easy

A lot of people are searching for new business opportunities. Too many, not understanding the real costs of flash memory chips, see importing flash memory usb flash drives from Asia as a wonderful opportunity. Buying at $15 US and reselling at $30 ~ $100 US. An extreme profit. The dream becomes a nightmare once buyers report sellers for these false capacity leather usb flash drives.

In some countries the seller will face criminal prosecution. On eBay they will be suspended, once buyers report them to SOSFakeFlash and an internet alert is issued. SOSFakeFlash has a zero tolerance policy – consumer protection. All sites in the project are committed to ending data loss, the end result when flash memory chips are digitally altered to lie about their genuine capacity.

This leather metal model has harmed in almost every country in the world. It it has destroyed sellers who did not understand their product or take the time to do careful research. Do you know many sellers still refuse to believe this model can be a false capacity item and stubbornly claim it is faulty? Besides testing with H2testw, disassembly by victims has always proven what software testing reveal – a fake.

The model tends to be genuine when purchased from a reputable internet site specializing in embossing company brand logos. You can easily recognize such a site as they will proudly display the companies they have done work for – famous companies. You won’t find it currently at a capacity higher than 16GB. It certainly will not come in Kingston Technologies packaging.

The leather metal fake comes in many colors. It is the oldest fake sold on eBay – dating back eight years in many false sizes, from 4GB to 512GB. The smallest actual size found? 256MB. One of the most common eBay selling regions for this model is in Singapore. New eBay id’s appear week after week for this model. See the Memory Singapore category. You can also review the sellers caught for Singapore at SOSFakeFlash, Fake Flash Singapore.

It appears many usb controller chip families can be manipulated to report the wrong capacity to an operating system, with the right software tools. Most operating systems do not really verify size for a usb flash drive. If they did, it would take forever to mount and use them. Operating systems trust in the information the usb flash drive reports to them. It is why no one should ever use a usb flash drive without performing a full capacity test for first use.

Kingston Technologies appears to be the most targeted brand name for counterfeiting. Now the oldest fake of all can be found in packaging that appears to come from Kingston.

Additional Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit three sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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How To Indentify Counterfeit Kingston Datatraveler USB Flash Drives

Posted by flashchiptutor on March 9, 2010

Did you buy a Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive? Do you suspect it is a counterfeit or false capacity?

Read: Kingston USB Flash Drives. How To Check You Have A Genuine One And Not A Counterfeit – Easy Guide. Kingston Technologies Fighting To Protect Consumers And Itself From Counterfeits.

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Do You Want To sell Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives On eBay Or the Internet? Becareful.

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 13, 2009

Recently The FrankenFlash Project uncovered a seller who was determined to sell counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler usb flash drives. The seller operates on eBay and also has an independent site. Operating under the name uk-choice and ukmobi this seller sold fake 8GB usb flash drives. When confronted, instead of removing the items for sale the seller simply changed the listing description to state the capacity found in testing, not realizing just how dangerous it was to consumers. It is a very serious case of fraud.

If you buy from an unauthorized wholesaler of Kingston Technology you are asking for only one thing, trouble. If you think that you are simply cutting out the middle men, and that this explains the lower prices, you are dead wrong! The sad fact is, the profit from selling true capacity usb flash drives, mp players and memory cards is small. To make money, you have to move volume! Too many honest sellers learned this the hard way on eBay, they were forced to close shop and even sell below their costs to try and reclaim at least some of their investment.

Most people think this is a hot selling item with large profits waiting in the wings. Unfortunately this is not true. SOSFakeFlash and FakeMemorySentinel are committed to finding and publishing fake flash sellers on the internet. FakeFlashNews also publishes the most important stories to increase consumer awareness.

If you are thinking of selling do your homework first! You don’t want to be reported at those sites, if they have evidence they will never consider removing it. The FrankenFlash Project is devoted to stopping this problem and there is now a zero tolerance policy in effect.

To see just how some people are so stubborn and motivated by greed and ignorance we are publishing the article presented at FakeFlashNews.

From FakeFlashNews:

Some sellers will do anything to make money. The case of uk-choice and ukmobi demonstrates just how far a seller will go to sell and offload false capacity usb nand technology to consumers causing data loss. This recent case first published at SOSFakeFlash demonstrates that sellers are often ignorant of the technology they sell and are determined to sell the items no matter what.

It is a frightening example. Consumers mean nothing. The reputation of Kingston Technologies means nothing. The only thing that seems important is to SELL! Get the investment back. Those who sell these devices in the Orient know exactly what they are doing. Those who sell these false capacity items in the West show their ignorance, stupidity and their greed.

If you wish to by MP Players, usb flash drives or memory cards, you should stay away from eBay. If you want to buy at an independent internet site, be extremely careful. Frankly Techreporters advises that if you really need these items, buy in a local reputable retail store. It will cost more but you will be spared from potentially becoming a victim and the nightmare that follows from trying to save a little.

The story of uk-choice, ukmobi is a perfect example of what is out there on the internet waiting for you!

From SOSFakeFlash:

uk-choice is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Kingston DataTraveler Flash USB drives. Registered in the United Kingdom, uk-choice also has an independent website, ukmobi. This seller is ignorant of the technology he sells. One of the worse examples the FrankenFlash Project has uncovered so far. You will find this example astonishing!

uk-choice-8GB as 4GB

Advertising at 8GB for this model,the photo is correct for the 8GB DataTraveler. Only they actually say the size is 4GB and in fact that is the tested capacity. The information on this fact has also independently been preserved.

Is it possible this seller simply has no understanding of the products he sells, or employee’s don’t?

On eBay uk-choice has released dangerous false capacity usb flash drives for sale. Furthermore, in using private actions for usb flash drives, uk-choice earns the classification of devious. This auction category is the most dangerous for nand based flash technology, it has allowed too many fraudlent sellers to victimize eBay members and to escape detection – increasing the number of victims.

As a result of complaint, what did uk-choice do?

1) Continue to list on eBay

uk-choice-changes 8GB to 4GB on eBay

But modify the title, yet show the same correct colour for the Kingston DataTraveler 8GB. Then further down in the listing shows:

uk-choice-changes DataTraveler 4GB Black on eBay

Sorry there never was a 4GB Kingston DataTraveler in Black!

2) Makes similar changes at their own website.

uk-choice-changes 8GB to 4GB

Their website: http://www.ukmobi.co.uk/Product_info.asp?id=1501

The FrankenFlash Project has never seen such stupidity or ignorance of technology. Both uk-choice and ukmobi SELL technology. Are you frightened? If not you should be!

The test results for this usb flash drive:

Warning: Only 7983 of 7984 MByte tested.
The media is likely to be defective.
3.9 GByte OK (8285056 sectors)
3.8 GByte DATA LOST (8064128 sectors)
Details:2.8 GByte overwritten (6048096 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
984.3 MByte corrupted (2016032 sectors)
1.5 KByte aliased memory (3 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x00000000fcd70000
Expected: 0x00000000fcd70000
Found: 0x00000000aa55aa55
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 6.45 MByte/s
Reading speed: 18.6 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

We doubt very much that this fraudster has been staying up all night performing low level formats to return these usb flash drives to the correct size of the actual flash storage chips. Any consumer who uses this flash drive would lose data after 3.9 GB without a corrective to return the usb flash drives to their actual capacity.

Even if uk-choice and ukmobi did this it is fraud. Why? Contact Kingston to ask their opinions!

uk-choice and ukmobi stubborn resolve to unload these dangerous devices to unsuspecting consumers demonstrates just how low some sellers can be. Anything to make money, anything to recover their capital. It doesn’t matter that they are harming Kingston Technologies reputation or causing data loss to consumers.

Profit at any cost, is the mantra uk-choice and ukmobi chant.

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Wholesale Prices For Fake Sony Kingston Counterfeit USB Flash Drives 16GB 32GB 64Gb 120GB 240GB 360GB 500GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 19, 2009

Why do eBay members and internet shoppers end up buying fake counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler and Sony MicroVault usb flash drives? Whose fault is it? The buyer? The reseller? The Wholesaler? The black market profiteer who has the flash chips reprogrammed to lie about their real size? It is obvious that the black market profiteer knows what he is doing. Almost all wholesalers do as well. Some resellers know, but quiet a few do not. Buyers are not aware and they pay the price.

The FrankenFlash Project is continuing on the mission to educate the Global Public about fake flash usb drives, MP Players and memory cards.

InspectorTech and FlashChipTutor, researched and prepared another shopping trip! Fish out your calculator and have it handy to punch in numbers. Unlike other shopping trips internet addresses and the sites visited are not revealed, instead screen captures are provided as evidence. The Project isn’t interested in promoting these sites or educating people on how to become a fake flash seller. Instead it is an outreach to resellers and consumers to promote awareness.

Here is a rough cost sheet for flash drive chips valid as of March 2009 and likely to remain for the rest of the year:

1GB = 3.38
2GB = 4.11
4GB = 6.61
8GB = 13.23
16GB = 29.41

These are the costs of the chips. It does not include the rest of the usb drive, MP Player or memory card – just the nand flash chip. Write the prices down on paper for 1GB, 2GB, 4GB. These are the most common true capacity sizes found when testing fakes. It doesn’t matter what the advertised size is. Remember for a usb flash drive the cost of rest of the drive can be about $2 to $5 US more. We don’t have the cost for a 512MB flash chip handy but it may be as low as $1 US.

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Every one of these usb flash drives is a counterfeit. Every Sony drive shown was never made by Sony. Only the Kingston may have been made by Kingston and repackaged – the lime model is 2GB real capacity. Do you know the true capacity found for the “Sony Counterfeits”? Not one drive has shown a capacity higher than 512MB! Surprise. They are using chips most likely cost less than $1 US Dollar. Just like eBay, there are the hidden costs that come with shipping and in many cases you can double the prices you see here. Then add import duties.

Who makes the profit? These items have sold on eBay for more than $60 US at resale to buyers who did not do their homework and trusted in the brand names. Unfortunately eBay is not the only place you will find these drives. They have evaded just about every country imported by resellers who find the prices so attractive and are dreaming of profit heaven. Soon they will discover the sad truth. Buyers will not spare sellers who sell them and many have contacted local law authorities.

Please do not buy these items. Do not import them into your country. If you are a buyer, report the seller to Kingston or to Sony immediately and give them all the details of the transaction including the sellers address information. If you bought any of these items on eBay, do not spare eBay, eBay seller or PayPal. There is no excuse for sellers not doing their product research before selling. eBay should patrol for these items instead of keeping their head in the sand. Paypal according to SOSFakeFlash needs to stop moaning and wiggling away from refunding buyers – take ownership for buyer protection or remove it all together as it is a sham in the eyes of victims.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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16GB USB Flash Drive Sony MicroVault DataTraveler Wholesale $11 US Fake Counterfeits Cheap – Brand Name Confusion!

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 8, 2009

A Sony MicroVault DataTraveler usb flash drive. Yes you can buy them wholesale. The best of both worlds Sony and Kingston. Their famous usb flash drive names: MicroVault and Datatraveler.

Of course there is no such thing. Kingston did not make it and Sony did not make it. FlashChipTutor is convinced they are not the ones to come up with such a hybrid. Of course it is just more fake flash spin. You can buy them cheap too. These 16GB fakes are selling at less then the cost of an grade A 8GB flash drive chip!

Naturally you can expect to NOT receive the advertised capacity. This the famous little fake that sports the Sony name and the Microvault brand. SOSFakeFlash doesn’t have a true capacity on record higher than 512MB so far. It can be just about any size you want it to be, fake flash reprogrammers are happy to oblige so long as they get their cut. The bigger you want it to be, the more they will charge you. This little counterfeit has been sold in sizes as high as 500GB! There are no usb flash pen sticks on the market for consumers higher than 64GB. This famous counterfeit does a lot of damage to buyers data. If you want to lose your precious files, buy this drive. If you are a reseller who wants to cheat people and then be chased from pillar to post by angry buyers and have the police knocking at your door this is thing to sell.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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Sony Upgrades Kingston DataTraveler DTI/2GB To 64GB – The Dark Side Of Counterfeit USB Flash Pen Drives – Brand Name Confusion!

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 7, 2009

Would Sony upgrade Kingston’s DataTraveler 2GB DTI/2GB to an amazing 64GB? They are competitors in the usb flash drive market. Why would Sony give Kingston a helping hand and make a 2GB usb flash drive walk on water? To demonstrate they have more knowledge and expertise? FlashChipTutor doesn’t think so. It is just more fake flash spin from counterfeiters who continue to attack both brand names to make their fake flash profits.

Resellers looking to make a fast dollar order from these wholesale internet sites in the Orient. For $15 US can a counterfeit. Most are resold on eBay. “Upgrading” is a polite word used in the orient for digitally altering a usb flash drive to lie about it’s true capacity to the operating system.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Sony did not exactly upgrade this usb flash drive. It is also the lime model and that would be only 2GB true capacity if it actually has the right flash drive chip inside. Anyone who used this drive will suffer data loss once they exceed 2GB.

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If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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16GB USB Flash Drive Pastel Spring Colours Selling as a Sony DataTraveler – Fake Counterfeit – Brand Name Confusion!

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 7, 2009

Sony and Kingston brands are being targeted by counterfeiters. Please check Sony and Kingston websites for usb flash drives to find attractive 16GB usb flash drives offered in pleasant spring colours!

Kingston does offer DataTraveler 101 usb flash drives with similar colours, only it is a swivel drive not capped. Also it says Kingston, not Sony! Kingston is offering the 16GB at $56 US but we found a seller charging over $70 for a drive never made by Kingston. Is the surcharge because Sony’s name is being used? This drive is not made by Sony either.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

16GBSonyDataTravelerPastel-Cost

16GBSonyDataTravelerPastel

If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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Kitty 16GB USB Flash Drive Selling as a Sony DataTraveler – Fake Counterfeit – Brand Name Confusion!

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 6, 2009

Sony and Kingston are being targeted by counterfeiters. Please check Sony and Kingston websites for usb flash drives to find a Kitty 16GB usb flash drive!

Kingston never made one. Sony never made one. Sony never acquired Kingston’s DataTraveler usb flash drive brand line. So what is going on?

At wholesale sites in the orient, you will find strange things. Imagination rules. Targeted are the naive, those who wish to resell but who know nothing about the product they want to sell, except that usb flash drives are hot! They move. Enter fake flash wizards. Like many in the west, they are ready to speak business brandname babble. Whatever it takes to make a sale.

So now we have Kitty usb flash drives made jointly by Sony and Kingston. Both companies would be amazed to learn they are making one. The Kitty flash drive is probably one of the cutest fakes sold on eBay. So far it’s true capacity is not reported beyond 2GB.

Beware buyers and resellers, this Kitty USB flash drive has claws. Data loss is pending for anyone who uses this 16GB fake supposedly made by Sony’s Kingston DataTraveler line.

Do not buy it if the advertised capacity is above 2GB. Don’t try to resell it either – regardless of how tempting. Sooner or later your buyers will report to SOSFakeFlash and to law authorities. If anyone bought a usb flash drive from a site in the orient with the title Sony DataTraveler please report the site and seller to both Sony and Kingston.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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360GB Kingston DataTraveler Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drive – DTI Series – White With Purple – DTI/4GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 4, 2009

Beware Kingston DataTraveler advertised as 360GB with drive colour white with purple in red black packaging is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold on wholesaler internet sites in China and Hong Kong. Often sold as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This drive is likely to have a real capacity in line with it’s colour coding case. Old smaller capacity Kingston usb flash drives are frequent targets for counterfeiting and digitally altering to report a much larger capacity than the flash chip can support.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive! Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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The purple Kingston DataTraveler is the Data Traveler USB flash drive – 4GB DTI/4GB usb flash drive. There is no guarantee that this fake will have a real capacity of 4GB. Much depends on the flash drive chip used, not the shell casing.

There is no such thing as a usb flash drive penstick at 360GB. No company is able to make such a size and they won’t for a long time. Don’t bid. Don’t buy. Don’t attempt to sell this drive as you will be caught very quickly. If the flash drive chip is actually 4GB in capacity you will be found out by your buyers very quickly.

At $16.40 US each, Kingston would be racing to buy them, if they were real that is. Their manufacturing cost is a lot higher.

If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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240GB Kingston DataTraveler Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drive – DTI Series – White With Black – DTI/8GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 4, 2009

Beware Kingston DataTraveler advertised as 240GB with drive colour white with Black in red black packaging is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold on wholesaler internet sites in China and Hong Kong. Often sold as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This drive is likely to have a real capacity in line with it’s colour coding case. Old smaller capacity Kingston usb flash drives are frequent targets for counterfeiting and digitally altering to report a much larger capacity than the flash chip can support.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive! Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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$11.40 US for this drive? Better read up on the true prices for flash drive chips! See the reference article above. Sorry folks there is no such thing as 240GB for a usb flash drive at the moment and there isn’t likely to be one in this capacity for some time! Flash usb drive pensticks are not hard drives. They are also not to be confused with SSD (solid state drives). This kind of fake is designed to capture both buyers and resellers who do not do their homework and or have no understanding of current technology. These 240GB counterfeits target those who think flash drives are like hard disks.

The black Kingston DataTraveler is the Data Traveler USB flash drive – 8GB DTI/8GB usb flash drive. There is no guarantee that this fake will have a real capacity of 8GB. Much depends on the flash drive chip used, not the shell casing.

These drives are retailed at high prices, that is a horrible sting for a buyer. At 8GB it will easily pass preliminary inspection or loading of files. How many people will attempt to load 240GB and then test for access? This is a nasty little fake.

If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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128GB Kingston DataTraveler Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drive – DTI Series – White With Grey – DTI/1GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 4, 2009

Beware Kingston DataTraveler advertised as 128GB with drive colour white with grey in white black packaging is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold on wholesaler internet sites in China and Hong Kong. Often sold as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This drive is likely to have a real capacity in line with it’s colour coding case. Old smaller capacity Kingston usb flash drives are frequent targets for counterfeiting and digitally altering to report a much larger capacity than the flash chip can support.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive! Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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The grey Kingston DataTraveler is the Data Traveler USB flash drive – 1GB DTI/1GB usb flash drive. There is no guarantee that this fake will have a real capacity of 1GB. Much depends on the flash drive chip used, not the shell casing.

If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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120GB Kingston DataTraveler Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drive – DTI Series – White With Black – DTI/8GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 4, 2009

Beware Kingston DataTraveler advertised as 120GB with drive colour white with black in red black packaging is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold on wholesaler internet sites in China and Hong Kong. Often sold as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This drive is likely to have a real capacity in line with it’s colour coding case. Old smaller capacity Kingston usb flash drives are frequent targets for counterfeiting and digitally altering to report a much larger capacity than the flash chip can support.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive! Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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The black coded Kingston DataTraveler is the Data Traveler USB flash drive – 8GB DTI/8GB usb flash drive. There is no guarantee that this fake will have a real capacity of 8GB. Much depends on the flash drive chip used, not the shell casing.

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    64GB Kingston DataTraveler Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drive – DTI Series – White With Lime – DTI/2GB

    Posted by flashchiptutor on April 4, 2009

    Beware Kingston DataTraveler advertised as 64GB with drive colour white with lime in red black packaging is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold on wholesaler internet sites in China and Hong Kong. Often sold as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This drive is likely to have a real capacity in line with it’s colour coding case. Old smaller capacity Kingston usb flash drives are frequent targets for counterfeiting and digitally altering to report a much larger capacity than the flash chip can support.

    Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive! Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive.

    Important Reading:

    Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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    64GBDataTraveler-GreenRed-WhiteLetters

    The lime coded Kingston DataTraveler is the Data Traveler USB flash drive – 2GB DTI/2GB usb flash drive. There is no guarantee that this fake will have a real capacity of 2GB. Much depends on the flash drive chip used, not the shell casing.

    If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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    64GB Kingston DataTraveler Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drive – DTI Series – White With Purple – DTI/4GB

    Posted by flashchiptutor on April 4, 2009

    Beware Kingston DataTraveler advertised as 64GB with drive colour white with purple in red black packaging is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold on wholesaler internet sites in China and Hong Kong. Often sold as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This drive is likely to have a real capacity in line with it’s colour coding case. Old smaller capacity Kingston usb flash drives are frequent targets for counterfeiting and digitally altering to report a much larger capacity than the flash chip can support.

    Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive! Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive.

    Important Reading:

    Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

    64GBDataTraveler-PurpleRed-NoSizePKg

    The purple coded Kingston DataTraveler is the Data Traveler USB flash drive – 4GB DTI/4GB usb flash drive. There is no guarantee that this fake will have a real capacity of 4GB. Much depends on the flash drive chip used, not the shell casing.

    If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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